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Untreated Pinworms In Adults
Simple RX: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth. The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines. Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs. If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in.
Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?
Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it. Http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/pin-x.html
Is it true that Mebendezanole kills adult pinworms inside you causing the eggs to hatch inside and reinfect you? This worries me??
No: The Mebendazole is a toxin that affects the nervous system of the worm and any eggs developing within them. To reinfect yourself, you simply contaminate your fingers with any eggs in your environment. These can be bed clothes, sheets, etc. These eggs pass to your face or mouth by chance, travel through your stomach to your gut. Wash your hands and sheets more often and reinfestation will stop.
I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.
How long does it take for treatment to be complete for an adult with pinworms that is taking mebendazole?
Varies: 1-3 days I tend to repeat another course a week later if needed. This is precautionary.
If you have pinworms for 15 years untreated an undiagnosed and became pregnant with it parasite be transferred onto the unborn fetus?
Confirm diagnosis...: ...then we can discuss expected outcomes depending upon what treatment is recommended, once the infectious burden you have (how many pinworms have to be eradicated) is identified, & the risks of re-exposure elucidated. Please also avoid behavior that permits infection by you of others. I do not recommend you taking ANY chances (pin worms or otherwise) regarding the health of your unborn child!
Long-term pinworms: Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash. There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp.
No association: There is no tie in with genital warts & pin worms. Untreated genital warts can become quite large & uncomfortable or they may disappear & hibernate within the skin & return later. Freezing with nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen, laser ablation, or chemical destruction are uncomfortable but effective methods of treatment.See 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.
Itching: Especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. See this video https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=PrUlhufWlIA
Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching and ingesting the eggs that were deposited when the worms come out at night to lay eggs. An uncommon complication happens if the worms get stuck in the appendix, leading to acute appendicitis that would need surgery to remove the appendix.
Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally. It should work well for pinworm infection. Resistance to this drug is not known. Mebendazole dose may be repeated after 2 weeks or so, if needed. Consult your doctor if you feel you still have pinworms.
Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs. These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents.See 1 more doctor answer
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